Tag: "Thailand"

A luxury Thailand wedding

A luxury Thailand wedding

Whether it’s the glowing beauty of the bride, the grace of the first dance or the venue itself, aesthetics matter when it comes to your wedding day. This explains why foreign locations are becoming increasingly desirable by those approaching their big day. Thailand is currently a very popular location, offering landscapes of genuine beauty that […]

The 5 greatest natural wonders in Koh Samui, Thailand

The 5 greatest natural wonders in Koh Samui, Thailand

The beautiful island of Koh Samui has it all. With white sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and clear oceans, it really is an idyllic island paradise. It is a lesser known holiday destination, but is one of Thailand’s secret havens: it was only discovered by tourists in the last 20 years and since then has grown […]

Enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class in Thailand

Enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class in Thailand

A five star resort has launched a brand new experience for guests to enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class followed by the chance to prepare a meal for over 20 disabled children in Khao Lak, Thailand. The Sarojin‘s new “Street Food, Cook for Kids” package is designed to bring guests into contact with […]

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Travelers visiting Bangkok’s central business and nightlife district, Silom, will be confronted by a myriad of entertainment  options, but here we make a couple of suggestions to “elevate” your experiences – quite literally! Take to the cockpit of a 737, and then  visit the Vertigo restaurant and bar at the capital’s Banyan Tree. Flight Experience […]

A guide to Bangkok's temples

A guide to Bangkok’s temples

Few cities have the energy and intensity of Bangkok. With 12 million people, it’s long been a big player in terms of size, but investment over the past 30 years has turned it into a bustling metropolis on a par with Singapore or Tokyo. And when it comes to food and nightlife, it’s one of the best cities […]

Photograph of the week: A storm near Koh Chang, Thailand

Photograph of the week: A storm near Koh Chang, Thailand

This photograph was taken earlier this year during a trip to Koh Chang in Thailand. Jon Raho passed this bridge several times during his stay there, and finally decided to stop one late afternoon to take a photograph of the sunset. But instead the weather changed and he was faced with a black cloud engulfing […]

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Silk-weaving is a well-established, traditional craft in the rural villages of Northeast Thailand (or “Isan” as the locals call it.)  Old ladies with wizened faces sit at their antique wooden looms on a dusty floor, skillfully and painstakingly threading the most intricate of “mudmee” weft patterns into the warp. Indeed, archaeologists found the oldest silk […]

Bangkok bites

Bangkok bites

Just in case any of you are visiting Bangkok in the next few weeks, here are a few suggestions of what’s on at some of Bangkok’s top eateries. The Déjà Vu restaurant in the Pullman Bangkok King Power are running “A Taste of Caviar” special from 18th to 30th January 2011. Enjoy Champagne and caviar […]

Trek with the elephants at Thailand's Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

Trek with the elephants at Thailand’s Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

If you’ve never sat on an elephant, here is your chance: The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa features elephants as its main attraction. So pack your garment bags, and hop on board to explore the surrounding bamboo jungle of Thailand while sitting on one of these magnificent creatures. The Royal Thai Government established the […]

3 unforgettable Thai experiences

3 unforgettable Thai experiences

For many of us, our only experience with Thailand is the Anglicised version of their food. It’s delicious, but what’s truly special is travelling to the country itself and visiting Thai people, learning Thai culture, and in general enjoying what this amazing Asian country has to offer. It can provide you with the experience of […]

Six Senses of Thailand

Six Senses of Thailand

Rewarding all the senses is enjoying Thailand to the fullest. Do more and experience more of this destination. Luxuriate in the legendary warm hospitality and enjoy the kingdom’s pristine natural environment. Discover the wonders of an exotic culture and the local way of life. Venture to the picturesque island of Yao Noi in breathtaking Phang […]

Pattaya for the luxury traveller

I was inspired to write this article by a comment made by Nick P on another of my articles on ALTB. Pattaya is much maligned, even by expats who live in Thailand. Those of us who live, or have lived, in Patters are the butt of many jokes. You’ll have heard the one about the […]

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Sea Sand Sun, a luxury resort and spa near Pattaya. Did I say “luxury”? That’s an understatement! This place is superbly luxurious. If I could write this review in one word, that word would be WOW! But you luxury travellers are going to want a bit […]

A Slow Life with Six Senses

A Slow Life with Six Senses

Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses have long been pioneers in their celebration of Slow Life and Slow Life Cooking. Both Maldivian resorts along with their new sister, Soneva Kiri in Thailand, have organic gardens, world class chefs and take enormous pride in offering the freshest of ingredients, sourced locally and cooked to […]

New 'Deep Sleep' concept from Vie Hotel Bangkok

New ‘Deep Sleep’ concept from Vie Hotel Bangkok

VIE Hotel Bangkok, one of Asia’s trendiest hotels, introduces a new guest concept – “Deep Sleep” bringing together all the essential elements to help guests revitalize their mind and body through a better night’s sleep. A good sleep is vital for a person’s wellbeing, ensuring the mind and body rejuvenates and restores itself. Studies indicate […]